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May 10, 2012 AT 12:34 pm

N.Y.C. Has Fastest-Growing Tech Industry in U.S., Study Finds

N.Y.C. Has Fastest-Growing Tech Industry in U.S., Study Finds @ NYTimes.com.

New York City’s budding technology industry is growing rapidly by attracting investors and engineering talent despite spotty access to a reliable broadband network, according to a study released on Wednesday. The study, “New Tech City,” conducted by the Center for an Urban Future, concluded that the technology industry is growing faster in New York City than anywhere else in America and that the city now trails only Silicon Valley as a hub for the development of new technology companies. The study’s authors, Jonathan Bowles and David Giles, identified 486 technology companies that had been founded in the city since 2007 and determined that the financial crisis and the recession that followed did not slow the industry’s growth.

Lots of software/online related companies, but there’s also a few hardware companies in NYC as well.


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1 Comment

  1. Very cool. That’s exactly why I’m moving to NYC next year for more college, and to add to the tech industry growth.

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